Cardiff Capital Region

The Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) is a UK-leading region with competitive clusters for fintech, medtech, compound semiconductors and the creative sector. Cardiff was ranked No 1 UK Core City for investor appeal in 2021. CCR covers South-East Wales and has a population of 1.5 million people. With 50,000 businesses, it accounts for 50% of Wales’s GDP.

The Region has its own international airport and a newly electrified rail link direct to London taking just over 1½ hours. With three universities (one of which includes a major medical school) for its 70,000 students it’s also a big draw for research and R&D.

Great Britain & Northern Ireland


Founded in 2014, Deepki has developed a SaaS solution that uses data intelligence to guide real estate players in their net-zero transition. The solution leverages customer data to improve assets’ ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) performance and maximize asset value. Deepki operates in 38 countries, with 150 team members across offices in Paris, London, Berlin, Milan and Madrid. The company serves clients including Generali Real Estate, Allianz Real Estate, SwissLife Asset Managers and the French government, helping to make their real estate assets more sustainable at scale.


Recognised as one of the most innovative legal businesses in the market, our real estate team is no different. We seamlessly integrate partner led expertise with the latest in market leading technology to provide our clients with critical commercial edge.

Our global real estate sector group comprises more than 200 multi-disciplinary lawyers who have instrinsic local knowledge, sector insight and experience. Our strength lies in our ability to see the bigger pitcture, which means that not only can we advise on all aspects of the built environment, we understand the key issues that are influencing business strategy and culture.


Established in 2006, essensys is the world’s leading provider of software-as-a-service and technology to the flexible real estate industry. We empower ambitious workspace providers to meet the growing demand for flexible workspace solutions.

Our secure, all-in-one platform delivers digital infrastructure, effective space setup, seamless operations, and mobile-first occupier interactions. It enables friction-free in-building experiences, instant control over processes, technology, and occupier services, as well as clear visibility into space and service utilisation.


GLP is a leading global investment manager and business builder in logistics, real estate, infrastructure, finance and related technologies. Our combined investing and operating expertise allow us to create value for our customers and investors. We operate across Brazil, China, Europe, India, Japan, the US and Vietnam and have more than US$120bn in assets under management in real estate and private equity.

We are committed to a broad range of environmental, social and governance commitments that elevate our business, protect the interest of our shareholders and investors, support our employees and customers and enhance our local communities. Learn more at

Our European operating portfolio consists of more than 5.6 million SQ M across the strategic logistic markets, which is leased to blue chip customers such as Amazon, DHL and XPO Logistics. In addition, GLP Europe has a prime land bank which allows for the development of an additional 4m sq m.


The world’s leading commercial real estate firms count on HqO to help them deliver a state-of-the-art tenant experience within their properties. Active in more than 150m sq ft in eight countries, HqO is known for its tenant experience platform comprised of an award-winning tenant app, analytics suite and partner marketplace. Our solutions put experiences and a sense of community directly into the tenants’ hands while helping property owners uncover insights and take intelligent action to differentiate their assets.

Liverpool City Region

A world of striking new landmark property investments are reshaping the city of Liverpool. Through Liverpool Waters, a bold new business district set alongside the River Mersey, our world-renowned waterfront is entering an exciting new dawn.

The city’s Kings Dock is continuing its £550 million transformation with Carpenter Investments’ 16-storey, 478 apartment residential development. Liverpool’s Upper Central is primed to deliver 2.5million sq ft of new development space, creating an estimated 7,000 jobs.

Our £1 billion Paddington Village expansion will develop 1.8m sq ft of science, technology, education and health space. Through our Knowledge Quarter, Liverpool is building future-proof business ecosystems, served by an exceptional talent-pool. Join our exciting development led renaissance and discover how our city is re-designed to deliver your business success.

Invest Newcastle

Often referred to as the city of opportunity, Newcastle continues to live up to the title as the city welcomed a record level of investment over the past two years, creating valuable jobs, driving growth across key sectors and demonstrating confidence in the future of the North East of England.

Claiming the top spot as the UK’s Smartest City in the global Smart City Index, Newcastle has one of the fastest growing tech clusters and has been ranked as one of the UK’s 10 most important tech hubs ahead of larger cities such as Leeds, Birmingham, and Glasgow.

Newcastle is at the forefront of world-wide trends and thanks to world-leading assets across tech, digital, life sciences and corporate services, it continues to evolve as a hotbed of innovation, urban sustainability and tangible social and economic impact.


Global Knowledge. Local Expertise. World Class Advice.

Savills is a leading multi-sector global property adviser with an international network of more than 38,000 professionals across over 600 offices and associates throughout UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas. We know that real estate decisions depend on accurate insight. With a strong client focus, commitment to our people, and unrivalled market insight and expertise, we will provide you with the highest-quality advice and competitive advantage to help you make well informed, insightful decisions.

We are delighted once again to be a partner of EG’s UK Cities Investor Guide, providing market data, commentary and insight to help you invest in the UK.


With one of the largest multi-disciplinary real estate practices in the UK located across 13 different offices, Shoosmiths has the dual benefit of both being immersed in our regions and cities and able to bring the depth of expertise required to advise on some of the most significant and innovative transactions happening in UK real estate. Our lawyers understand the nuances of our local markets and, importantly, are then able to use this knowledge to inform the delivery of major deals in all regions for a roster of regional, national and international clients. Our highly skilled teams work with funders, investors, developers, occupiers and public sector organisations to deliver transformational real estate schemes across the UK that have the power to create, serve and enhance communities.

University College of Estate Management

University College of Estate Management is the leading provider of supported online education for the built environment, with more than 100 years’ experience of providing the highest quality learning opportunities. At any one time, it has more than 4,000 students from more than 100 countries benefiting from its qualifications taught by tutors with extensive industry experience.

UCEM helps to enhance built environment professional careers through its accredited property-related and construction programmes, offered at postgraduate, undergraduate and apprenticeship levels. UCEM is a not-for-profit educational organisation with charitable status.

Willmott Dixon

Headquartered in Letchworth Garden City, Willmott Dixon is a privately-owned contracting and interior fit-out group. Founded in 1852, we are dedicated to leaving a positive legacy in our communities and environment and in 2018 were one of only six companies to receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the promoting opportunity through social mobility category. Our goal is to become a net zero carbon company by 2030, with all buildings delivered after this date also being net zero. As the UK’s highest ranked contractor in the FT’s Diversity Leaders list in 2019 and 2020, we also aim to achieve gender parity across all levels of the workforce by 2030.

We are passionate about our purpose: to deliver brilliant buildings, transform lives, strengthen communities and enhance the environment so our world is fit for future generations.


Yardi® develops and supports industry-leading investment, asset and property management software for all types and sizes of real estate companies worldwide. Established in 1984, Yardi prides itself on its commitment to its customers and employees, giving back to communities and its continued investment in innovation.

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